Hammer horror actor Shane Briant and Clement Von Franckenstein (a real life baron whose family name Mary Shelley adapted for her 1818 classic) are to star in Sherlock Holmes vs Frankenstein, the feature film debut of French director Gautier Cazenave.
The film, which sees Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson travelling to Germany to investigate a strange case in the village of Darmstadt, is being produced by Marteau Pictures, with Parkland Pictures handling international sales.
Cazenave has also written the script set in 1898. “Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson travel to Germany to investigate a strange case in the village of Darmstadt.Who is the mystery man who digs up corpses and steals their limbs? Could these events be related to thenearby presence of Castle Frankenstein, which name is closely associated with Mary Shelley’s horror novel? Everyone is a suspect…”
Shooting will take place in 2013.